Talend champions OpenAPI-ness

Cloud data integration and data integrity company Talend has now supported OpenAPI specification (OAS) version 3.0 with its Talend Data Fabric product.

As noted here by Swagger, the OpenAPI Specification (OAS) defines a standard, language-agnostic interface to RESTful APIs which allows both humans and computers to discover and understand the capabilities of the service without access to source code, documentation or through network traffic inspection.

The new API service advancements focus on what is being called ‘full API development lifecycle support’ … so we are really thinking about APIs as a living, developing, changing, augmenting (and by that we often mean scaling) element of the way integrated software applications are being constructed.

VP of product management at Talend Jerome Louvel says that the growth of APIs is being driven by microservices and digital initiatives.

As such, he thinks that support for an environment that increases DevOps teams’ productivity, while enabling collaboration with less technical API stakeholders becomes critically important.

“With this release, we can also ensure that customers have a smooth upgrade path to OAS 3.0 from previous versions or alternative formats,” notes monsieur Louvel.

iPass the polymorphism

Talend Cloud is an integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) designed to collect, govern, transform and share data.

Highlights of OAS 3.0 support in Talend Cloud include data type composition, e.g. merge different customer information (such as profile, contact and preferences into a unified view of a customer) and data type polymorphism.

These (and other) new features are usable on existing API definitions. Through a quick import, developers can transition to OAS 3.0 from Swagger 2 as well as from RAML.

In addition to new API services, the Spring ’19 release of Talend Data Fabric includes new features for its management console, data prep and stewardship capabilities.


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